Group Overview

The Select Group was formed in 2002 under the guidance of Chairman Mr. Inder Sharma, a leading figure in the Indian Travel & Tourism industry and the man behind India’s largest and most successful travel venture SITA World Travel from the 1950 to the year 2000 (that disinvested to KuoniResien, Switzerland in 2000). SITA world Travel in its time pioneered the travel business winning several National & International accolades. Many individuals contributed towards the growth of SITA such as Ghulam Naqshband, Avinash Anand, Mike Chatterjee & BK Kapoor. Inder Sharma : Children – Neeraj Ghei & Arjun Sharma were the key pillars of the business since 1984.

Today Select Group has successfully ventured into several diverse business verticals including hospitality, retail (Select Hotels & Select CITYWALK) private equity and organic farming, making each a worthy entrepreneurial landmark.

Select CITYWALK is the Group's flagship project. It is a 1.3 million sq. ft. mixed-use development in Saket, the heart of South Delhi, under a joint venture company - Select Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. It comprises of a shopping centre, multiplex, offices, serviced apartments, a 100,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza and parking space for approximately 1,200 cars. It is India’s Most Admired Shopping Destination and a hub for the best of International & Indian brands. The latest entrants at the shopping centre includes brands like Muji, Kate Spade, Hamleys, along with marquee stores of Massimo Dutti, Dior, H&M, Zara, Sephora, Gap, Bobbi Brown, Burberry & Mac among others. The shopping centre is a recipient of 95+ awards, including the award for Images Most Admired Shopping Center in India for the last 10 years.

The Select Group continues to be guided by the vision and passionate style of governance of its top management as it strives to achieve perfection and business excellence in all its endeavors.

Mission

MISSION -Sustainable & profitable with relentless passion & simplicity of style, swiftness of action and focused leadership in all our chosen businesses.

VISION - We will pursue our goals through focused determination based on our core strengths and adapt positively to the dynamic and constantly changing business.

VALUES - We are a closely knit family business, which is customer-focused, empowering, simple, passionate and driven to win.

Awards

The Select Group of companies since their inception have made their mark of excellence in the domestic and international arena. The group companies have year-on-year reached new heights and thus, have received numerous recognitions from the industry.

Select CITYWALK

Images Shopping Centre Awards

Images Shopping Centre Awards 2012 - Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Retailers’ Choice)

Retail Project of the Year - North India by Franchise India & Bloomberg TV

Images Shopping Centre Awards 2012

Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Socially Responsible)

Best Loyalty and Rewards Solutions Award

Most Admired Shopping Centre Award (Metros)

Asia Retail Congress, CMO Council & CMO Asia

Jury Special Award (Shopping Centre of the Year)

Customer Loyalty Program

Images Shopping Centre Awards

Images Shopping Centre Awards 2011 - Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Retailers Choice Metros)

Zee Business RICS Real Estate Awards 2011 - Best Shopping Centre of the Year

Franchise India & Remax India Estate World Awards 2011 - Retail Developer of the Year (North India)

NCPEDP Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2011 - Award for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

CMO Council & CMO Asia Awards for Shoppers & Consumer Insights 2011 - Most Admired Shopping Centre Design of the Year

Franchise India Annual Survey 2011 - Ranked amongst top 25 Best Shopping Malls of India

Images Shopping Centre Awards

Images Shopping Centre Awards 2010

Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (GLA upto 5 lacs sq ft.)

Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Metros)

I-Mint Awards for Shoppers & Consumer Insights 2010 by CMO Council-USA & India • Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Metros)

Images Shopping Centre Awards

Images Shopping Centre Awards 2009

Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Marketing & Consumer Promotions)

Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Metros)

Reid & Taylor 2009 - Awards for Retail Excellence (Shopping Centre Award)

Realty Plus Excellence Awards 2009 - Developer of the Year – Retail

Images Shopping Centre Awards

Images Shopping Centre Awards 2008

Best Secured Shopping Centre of the Year

Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year

Select Hotels

Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar

2004 & 2009 - Winner of National tourism Award

Trip Advisor – Certificate of excellence 2012

Heritage Village Club, Goa

2012: Trip Advisor – Certificate of excellence 2012

2011: Thomas Cook Award - Award for Excellence through customer recognition of exceedingly high standard of service & quality of accommodation

Thomson Gold Award - Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

Coral Travel Award - Best-selling hotel in 4 star category

2010: Thomson Gold Award - Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

2005: Thomson Gold Award - Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

2004: Thomson Gold Award - Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

First Choice Award - Achieving consistently high customer service satisfaction level as rated by customers

2002: Thomson Gold Award - Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

2000: JMC Award - Partners in Excellence highly recommended hotel in the long haul

Le Passage to India / TUI India

National Tourism Awards

2014-2015: Best Inbound Tour Operator/Travel Agent. Category I, Second Prize

2013-2014: Best Inbound Tour Operator/Travel Agent. Category I, Second Prize

2012-2013: Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material. Award of Excellence.

2012-2013: Travel Agent/Inbound Tour Operator. Category I, First prize.

2011-2012: Best MICE Operator

2011-2012: Travel Agent/Inbound Tour Operator. Category 1, first prize

2010-2011: Travel agent/Inbound Tour Operator. Category 1, Second prize

2009-2010: Travel agents/Inbound Tours Operators. Category I, Second prize.

2007-2008: Travel Agent/Tour Operator. First prize

2006-2007: Travel Agent/Tour Operator. First prize

2005-2006: Travel Agents/Tour Operators. Second Prize.

2004-2005: Travel Agents/Tour Operators. Second Prize.

2011: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 2nd Position (Inbound Tour Operator)

2010: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 2nd Position (Inbound Tour Operator)(Rated as No. 1 Foreign Exchange Earning Tour Operator)

Best Overseas Tour Operator to India from UK – TUI Travel PLC

Atithi Devo Bhava (03 Awards in this category – LUXE India)

2007, 2008, 2009: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 1st Position (Inbound Tour Operator)

2005: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 2nd position (Inbound Tour Operator)

Other Awards

2016: World Golf Awards – India Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator

2015-2016: Taj Travel Awards – Outstanding contribution and support to promote the Gateway Hotels & Resorts in India

2015-2016: Taj Travel Awards – Third Highest Revenue Contribution to Taj Hotels in India

2015-2016: Oberoi Group – Outstanding contribution to Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Hotels

2015: WOW Awards – Gold Award for Government Convention of the Year

2015: WOW Awards – Bronze Award for Government Special Event of the Year

2015: Outlook Traveller – Outlook Traveller Awards 2015 for Inbound Travel Operators Category. Winner.

2015: World Golf Awards – India Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator

2015: Marriott India – Highest Room Nights Global Market in India

2015: Marriott India – New Hotels Champion Market India

2014-2015: Taj Travel Awards – Third Highest Revenue Contribution to Taj Hotels in India

2014-2015: Taj Travel Awards – Outstanding contribution and support to promote the Gateway Hotels & Resorts in India

2013-2014: Taj Travel Awards – Third Highest Revenue Contribution to Taj Hotels in India

2012: Today Traveller Awards 2012 – Best Inbound Tour Operator

2011: Taj Travel Awards (2011-2012) – Le Passage to India second Highest Revenue Contribution

2009: Bird Express Travel World – Award for Excellence in Operations

2008: Galileo Express Travel World – Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

2007-2008: HOTEL CONNECTIONS INDIA – Excellence Award in Business Support. Category I

2006-2007: HOTEL CONNECTIONS INDIA – Excellence Award in Business Support.

2004-2005: Jet Airways – Award of Excellence

Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Award for support to promote Goa Hotels

TnH Award for the most outstanding Inbound Tour Operator

Times Travel Honours for the Best Inbound tour operator

TUI Sustainability Customer Communication Award for ‘Most improved customer communications strategy’.

2010:Bird Express Travel Award for Operational Excellence in Business

Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Award for support to promote Goa Hotels

Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Award for second largest Revenue Contribution to the Chain

Heritage Village Club, Goa

TUI UK Awards

Thomson Gold medal – 2002

First Choice Gold choice award – 2004

Thomson Gold medal – 2004

Thomson Gold medal – 2005

Thomson Gold medal – 2010

Thomson gold medal – 2011

First Choice Gold medal – 2015

Trip Advisor awards

Trip Advisor certificate of Excellence – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Trip Advisor Travel choice awards – 2015, 2016, 2017

Trip Advisor hall of fame – 2015

Top 10 All Inclusive hotels in Asia – 2014, 2015, 2016

Goa Government in association with Viva Goa

Best local independent hotel / resort – 2016

Best CSR initiative - 2015

Other Awards and recognitions

Best All Inclusive hotel west - Travel India Awards

Gold Circle Award – 2015 – Agoda

Thomas cook Award for Excellence – 2011.

Booking.com award of excellence – 2015, 2016.

Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar

3 Star Category

2003-2004: 3 Star Category Award

4 Star Category

2008-2009: 4 Star Category Award

Trip Advisor

Certificate of Excellence Award – 2011, 2012 and 2013

Management

inder-sharma

Mr. Inder Sharma

A pioneer in the Indian Travel Industry, Mr. Inder Sharma joined in 1953 as a transfer assistant. In 1955, he was selected by SITA World Travel Inc., New York for a 6-month advanced training in Travel Management in USA. After completing his training he returned to India and opened the first SITA office here in 1956.
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arjun

Mr. Arjun Sharma

Arjun is the Chairman of Select Group, a business house that has diversified interests in retail industry, real estate, travel & tourism, hospitality & retail industry as well as private equity.
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Our Corporate Team

brijesh-saxena

Mr. Brijesh Saxena

A leader with more than 47 years of experience. Strong business acumen, strengthening and leading corporate finance functions including financial planning, statutory and regulatory compliance, Risk and assurance
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gs-wadhwa

Mr. GS Wadhwa

A graduate from Delhi University , followed by a 2 year’s program from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management ,belonging to the first batch. This was followed by a one year stint
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randhir-brar

Mr. Randhir Brar

A Commerce graduate from Delhi University, Randhir joined the travel industry as an Executive trainee with Mercury Travels in 1981. He obtained a Diploma in Tourism from The Delhi Institute of Management & Services.
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gopal-vaideswaran

Mr. Gopal Vaideswaran

A Science Graduate from Mumbai University, Gopal’s Passion in Wildlife & Nature made him take up an assignment with a Mumbai based organization focused on Wildlife Tourism in the Year 1992.
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guitry-velho

Mr. Guitry Velho

A graduate from Delhi University , followed by a 2 year’s program from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management ,belonging to the first batch. This was followed by a one year stint
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parul-goyal

Ms. Parul Goyal

Parul has been associated with the Select group for last 10 years and currently working as General Manager-Investments. As the head of family office, she is actively involved in managing multiple aspects of asset allocation
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tina-singh

Ms. Tina Singh

Tina graduated from Delhi University, Lady Sriram College in Sociology (Hons). Her qualifications besides her degree include a diploma in Multimedia from Aptech Arena and a distinction in Ticketing: IATA
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Col.Anil Alagh

An Army veteran who has participated in Counter Insurgency operations in both J & K and the North East, Col Anil Alagh, GM-CSR, Select Group, commanded a specialized missile unit during the Kargil war.
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